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Bridging Loan Calculator

Looking for a reliable bridging finance calculator in the UK? Find out how lenders work out the amount you can borrow here.

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Pete Mugleston

Author: Pete Mugleston - Mortgage Advisor, MD

Updated: August 25, 2021

If you’re looking for a bridging loan calculator or want to understand more about how UK lenders use them to draw up bridging finance quotes, you’re in the right place.

We’ve put together this bridging loan calculator and guide to answer your questions.

If you need to arrange bridging finance and want to save a heap of time, speak to one of the experts we work with. As whole-of-market brokers, they have access to all the UK lenders and can use their tools, knowledge and experience to get you the finance you’re looking for at the best available price, taking all your circumstances into account.

Call 0808 189 2301 or make an enquiry for a free, no obligation chat and we’ll introduce you to a broker with experience in arranging bridging loans for customers in similar circumstances.

Bridging loan calculator

All bridging finance lenders use different calculators (some far more sophisticated than others) and the quotes they return can differ, sometimes significantly.

The bridging loan calculator here will give you a rough idea of how much you could borrow with a bridging loan.

All you need to do is enter a few details to calculate the total monthly payment:

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It’s important to remember that online calculators like this one can only give you a very rough estimate of what a loan might end up costing you. For an accurate quote, talk to one of the experts we work with. They will use their whole-of-market access to find the lender with the best available bridging finance rates for you, taking all your circumstances into account.

Make an enquiry for a free, no obligation chat, or read on for more information about bridging loan calculators.

What is a bridging loan calculator?

A bridging loan calculator is a tool that lenders use to work out the quote they’d be willing to offer you for a bridge loan. Providers also use them to tally up how much interest to charge, and some use separate calculators for related products like bridging mortgages.

Bridging loan calculators aren’t exclusive to industry insiders. You can find free bridge loan calculators on lenders’ websites as well as other online financial hubs, including this one!

How does a bridging loan calculator work?

The lender inputs data such as the net amount you need to borrow, the term length and details of your deposit and security, and the calculator will return a quote based on this information, with the interest charges and other costs and fees factored in.

Some lenders use internal calculators to work out how much interest to charge you (always done on a case-by-case basis) and have separate tools for bridging mortgages.

What types of bridging loan calculators are there?

Every lender uses a different bridging finance calculator (dependent on how they calculate interest) which is why you might find some variation between the numbers they return. Some are multi-functional and can offer information about interest rates as well as quotes for the overall cost.

Cost of bridging loan calculators

These are calculators for tallying up the overall cost of a bridging loan, i.e. the full loan amount plus accrued interest and the additional fees the borrower will need to foot, including arrangement, valuation and legal fees for the loan security.

Standard calculators will return a quote based on the core details of the deal, such as the amount of deposit you have, the term length and your exit strategy, but some lenders use more sophisticated calculators that take other variables into account.

If you’re in Scotland, although rates, criteria and the way quotes are calculated is usually the same for bridging loans in Scotland compared to the rest of the UK, you’re likely to find postcode restrictions in some parts of the country, such as the Highlands or anywhere away from the mainland.

Get more information about the costs and fees for bridging loans, or make an enquiry for a free, no obligation chat. We’ll connect you with one of the whole-of-market brokers we work with who will be happy to answer all your questions and find a lender with the best rates for your bridging finance, taking all your circumstances into account.

Rates calculators

A bridging loan rates calculator is a tool a lender might use to work out how much interest to charge you. They will feed in information such as your credit rating, how much industry experience you have and the viability of the investment to come up with an interest rate percentage that they feel reflects the level of risk they are taking on.

Get more information about the criteria lenders use to assess bridging loan applications.

Interest calculators

Some lenders use standalone calculators to work out how much the total interest on a bridging loan will be. This will be based on a number of factors, including the term length, the rates you end up with and the type of bridging finance deal you take.

Interest on bridging loans is typically charged in one of three ways: monthly, rolled up and retained, and the total amount you will pay can differ across the board.

  • Monthly:
    Interest is calculated in exactly the same way as for an interest only mortgage. It’s charged monthly and the full loan amount is due at the end of the term. The lender will use a monthly interest bridging loan calculator to work out what rate to charge you.
  • Rolled up:
    The interest is added to the loan amount each month and compounded. The cumulative total is paid off at the end of the loan term.
  • Retained:
    The lender calculates the amount of interest due at the beginning of the term and bills the customer based on the number of months (or years) the loan is taken over. The combined total is due at the end, or earlier if the borrower chooses to pay up sooner.
  • Serviced:
    The lender lets the client pay the monthly interest, allowing them to leverage more out of the deal as the interest is no longer added, increasing the net loan to the client.

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Bridging mortgage loan calculators

A bridging home loan calculator is a tool a lender might use if you’re using a bridging loan to buy a residential property and are planning to refinance the debt onto a traditional mortgage as the exit strategy. Some lenders will offer both products but it’s not unheard of to use separate lenders for the bridging finance and the mortgage you’ll later need.

To qualify for a bridging mortgage, you would need to meet the eligibility requirements for both a bridging loan and a mortgage. Some lenders will assess this separately, using a bridging loan calculator to give you an initial quote and a standard mortgage calculator to determine how much they’d be willing to lend you on a residential home loan.

Speak to a bridging finance expert

Your best course of action when looking for bridging finance is to speak to an expert whole-of-market bridging finance broker, like those we work with.

If you’re still looking for a bridging loans calculator in the UK and want to speak to an expert for the right advice, call 0808 189 2301 or make an enquiry.

We’ll match you with an expert who can search the entire market to find the lender whose bridging finance calculator is most likely to return a favourable quote for your own unique set of needs and circumstances.

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About the author

Pete, an expert in all things mortgages, cut his teeth right in the middle of the credit crunch. With plenty of people needing help and few mortgage providers lending, Pete found great success in going the extra mile to find mortgages for people whom many others considered lost causes. The experience he gained, coupled with his love of helping people reach their goals, led him to establish Online Mortgage Advisor, with one clear vision – to help as many customers as possible get the right advice, regardless of need or background.

Pete’s presence in the industry as the ‘go-to’ for specialist finance continues to grow, and he is regularly cited in and writes for both local and national press, as well as trade publications, with a regular column in Mortgage Introducer and being the exclusive mortgage expert for LOVEMoney. Pete also writes for OMA of course!

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Pete Mugleston

Mortgage Advisor, MD

FCA disclaimer

*Based on our research, the content contained in this article is accurate as of the most recent time of writing. Lender criteria and policies change regularly so speak to one of the advisors we work with to confirm the most accurate up to date information. The information on the site is not tailored advice to each individual reader, and as such does not constitute financial advice. All advisors working with us are fully qualified to provide mortgage advice and work only for firms who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. They will offer any advice specific to you and your needs.

Some types of buy to let mortgages are not regulated by the FCA. Think carefully before securing other debts against your home. As a mortgage is secured against your home, it may be repossessed if you do not keep up with repayments on your mortgage. Equity released from your home will also be secured against it.

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